There are four main points to the AMS theory as stated by Prof. Bo in his paper, The Importance of the Acupoint Shenque in the Study of Abdominal Acupuncture.
1. Ren 8 (Shenque) at the embryological stage is the regulator of all macroscopic systems of the body;
2. Ren 8 (Shenque) is the mother of all the meridian systems of the body;
3. The Shenque system is responsible for the Qi communication between the meridians, the auto regulation of the Blood vessels and therefore of Blood circulation;
4. It also acts as the core centre of the meridian system.
Professor Bo postulated that the body has two abdominal meridian systems. These both originate from the umbilicus, i.e. the point Ren 8 (Shenque). These two AMS’s modulate the movement of Qi and Blood throughout the body at different stages of development. The AMS is the source or ‘mother’, from which all the meridian regulatory systems develop. The standard primary (Jing Luo) meridian system only develops after the baby’s own Zang Fu organs are functioning and producing post-heaven Qi.